An application to the Mental Health Review Tribunal must:
- Be in writing
- Contain your name and address
- Contain the name and address of your nearest relative
- Contain the name and address of the person who you wish to represent you at the Tribunal
Once the Mental Health Review Tribunal receives your application it will notify the hospital you are in who must send a statement to the Tribunal about you within 3 weeks. Copies of all documents will be sent to your legal representative.
Before your Mental Health Review Tribunal happens the medical member of the tribunal panel will examine your medical records. You have the right to obtain an independent medical report if you wish to do so.
Your Mental Health Review Tribunal will be held in private. The Tribunal can give you its decision immediately or in writing within 14 days of the date of your Tribunal.